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Nissan Skyline 2000 GTR KPCG 10

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Fujimi offers 3 different versions of the Watanabe wheels, so you don't have to buy the whole Celica kit (if you don't want to). They can be found at Hoby Link Japan for a reasonable price. I beleive they are offered in a 15" street version, 17", and a 15" staggered. I just received my staggered set with racing slicks in the mail today B)

All sold out, I just ordered a set from HLJ, the only one they had in stock is this set, its the shallow wheel set

http://www.hlj.com/product/FUJ19299

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Fujimi offers 3 different versions of the Watanabe wheels, so you don't have to buy the whole Celica kit (if you don't want to). They can be found at Hoby Link Japan for a reasonable price. I beleive they are offered in a 15" street version, 17", and a 15" staggered. I just received my staggered set with racing slicks in the mail today B)

Hey Steve... here is what the Fujimi # 19142 Watanabe wheels box looks like that I have been looking for probably for over a year. I haven't even seen them on ebay.

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ok guys here are the pictures

the kit....

the wheels....

the mockup...

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I found the kit easier than the wheel set. hope this helps!

jason

Here are a few pics of the car from Fast Five that I have.... I'd say those rims look perfect...lol

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Thanks for the link Jonathan. I wish it had part numbers on them... :lol:

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Not a lot done, got the plug wires done, fan on, and some of the interior done, and chassis, but I am waiting for the wheels to get here before I finish the chassis for two reason, one, I need to modify the new wheels to fit the Tamiya chassis, and two, I am going to use the brake rotors that come with the XS tunning wheels

And also clear coated the body, I got two full wet coats on it, but it needs to be wetsanded, so I am going to do one, maybe two more wet coats.

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Man, that's looking nice! Great work on the engine.

Later-

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Jonathan.... your progress is looking great bud. I sure love that blue on the body. it makes it pop. looking forward to more.

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Wow, that blue pops and i wanna see it sitting on the wantanbes .

might have to move my KPCG-10 up on the wait list , By that time i might have gotten the wife to let me order the wheels

Can't wait to see this one done great looking so far.

Michael

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what is the kit number for this car. i am gonna get this kit but dont want to end up with the wrong one.

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the engine bay looks good !

cheers

bryan

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Thanks guys, its going to be awhile tell the wheels get here, two weeks or so, I should of ordered them a long time ago :huh:

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wow! 2 weeks..........that stinks! i hate waiting for stuff like that.

bryan

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wow! 2 weeks..........that stinks! i hate waiting for stuff like that.

bryan

Bryan, I do to, I am a very impenitent person :lol: , but the only country that I could find wheels at was at hobby stores in Japan, and I am also cheap so I chose the slowest and cheapest shipping option,

I always had plans on using different wheels for this one when I got around to building it, just never ordered them

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Wow. 2 weeks seems fast for shipping from Japan. Did you spend big $$ on shipping? My average wait time here in Canada is 3 weeks from Japan, 3-6 from USA. Cross border shipping is always a PITA!

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For the wheels, it was $7 for the shipping, it say 8-16 days for it to arrive , I am not susprized that it takes an extra week to make it to Canada

Since I have some time, I started to wetsand and polish the body, the bonnet roof and deck lid have been done so far, pics soon

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Got the body wetsanded and polished, and got some of the trim done, need to do some touch up , got a little burn through on a few spots, but nothing bad.

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That's looking so good what do you use for polish by chance?

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I started with 2000 grit, then used 8000 grit, I use turtle wax rubbing and polishing compounds

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i tried the turtle wax polishing compound. maybe i didnt get the right one, but i hated it so much

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i tried the turtle wax polishing compound. maybe i didnt get the right one, but i hated it so much

Why?, have tried using a rubbing compound first before the polish?,

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i used the one in kinda like a tub. maybe i didn't use it right but it made a mess in the seams of the body

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i used the one in kinda like a tub. maybe i didn't use it right but it made a mess in the seams of the body

Thats going to happen with all polishing and rubbing compounds, I took my stripping tooth brush , and after I cleaned it off, I brushed out the panel lines under running water

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That's a bit of an annoyance to deal with for me lol. But FB msg me i dont want to further derail your wip

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